Lenten Discipline

Traditionally, Lent is the 40 day wake-up call for Christians to "get right" with God before participating in the miracle of Easter. Lent is symbolic for the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert, both entertained by the devil and the angel, in preparation for his divine mission on

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The Alchemist

  There are certain books that have the power to leave an imprint on your soul. When people ask me about authors or books that have influenced my own writing and faith, a book that comes to immediate mind is Paulo Coelho's, The Alchemist. In many ways, it was this fable about a

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A Hilltop in France

Today I will let you in on one of my little secrets. When life weighs heavy on my spirit, I travel to a hilltop in France, in my imagination. When I close my eyes I can actually smell the scent of lavender and rosemary in the breeze, savor that first

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An Autumn Walk With Mary

  I have a long list of people that I would like to invite to take a walk through nature with me, preferably on the serpentine path that circles Radnor Lake here in Nashville, or beside the twinkling aspen trees that border the Snake River in Jackson Hole. Autumn is a

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To Heaven and Back

"No matter what the circumstances, we can be grateful that God fulfills His promises, that our faith is sufficient to sustain us, and that our eternal life is assured." These are the prophetic and hope-filled words of Dr. Mary C. Neal, a well-known orthopedic spine surgeon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming who

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